smart manufacturing

Why quality is the obstacle to mass adoption of 3D printing

Written by Matt Bellias | February 5, 2018 | Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a hot topic.  Although the technology was invented in the 1980s, only now is it getting industry traction.  In fact, in 2017 Gartner’s famous hype cycle predicted that additive manufacturing is moving past disillusionment and into real product applications.  Many predict AM will cause massive industry ...read more


How smart manufacturers bring Industry 4.0 principles to quality

Written by Jason Spaulding | January 30, 2018 | Manufacturing

Quality matters. Many manufacturers will tell you that poor quality affects both the top and bottom line. They will tell you that the consequences of poor quality are on the rise and that social media can make quality issues devastating to an OEM’s brand. They will also tell you that they are struggling to respond. ...read more